On Tuesday night SWS opened its doors for our first (and hopefully annual) Monster Math Night! Teachers organized math related games and activities in their classrooms and invited students and parents to school.
Families arrived and had blast! From rolling giant dice, to solving equations to create monster pictures, to making tangram bats, students and parents laughed and learned together. Enjoy the slide show below as we share a few pictures of our fun!
Third and fourth grade students had their turn at the AHS Culinary Department this week. Our focus was on pumpkins and pumpkin treats! We rotated through stations, with the help of parents and culinary students. Students made pumpkin chow, our version of trail mix. They watched as culinary students followed a recipe to make pumpkin mini muffins, learning basic kitchen etiquette. They made and ate rice krispie treats and roasted pumpkin seeds. While waiting on the seeds to cook, they followed a listening activity to make their own jack-o-lanterns.
Although our rice krispie treats didn't set like we expected, students still enjoyed the taste! We had a few thoughts on why they didn't turn out...
All in all, our day was a huge success. We can hardly wait to go back and learn some more about cooking!
Students in Mrs. Howell's and Mrs. Luce' s classes made a delicious spaghetti sauce this week with veggies grown our garden. The children picked basil, oregano, bell peppers, chives, and tomatoes for the sauce. While the noodles were boiling, the veggies were chopped and put into a pan to cook.
As soon as everything was done we all ate a sample. Our spaghetti was a big hit and everyone wished there had been enough for seconds!
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